6 feb. 2008

Venezuela Ready for FARC Releases

Caracas, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan political panorama focuses Tuesday on the release of three people announced by the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), after intense humanitarian labor by President Hugo Chavez.
The guerrilla reported its willingness to hand over former legislators Gloria Polanco, Luis Eladio Perez and Orlando Beltran to Chavez and Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba or their representatives.
Faced with that statement, the Venezuelan government expressed satisfaction with the recognition of Caracas in favoring a humanitarian accord in the neighboring nation.
Relatives of the former legislators traveled to Venezuela and met with Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro, to ratify the executive's peace commitment in Colombia.
Maduro indicated that the country already issued instructions to those involved in the case, to establish in the next days the necessary mechanisms to achieve the transfer of the mentioned people to the Venezuelan territory.
This step will be firmed up once the country has the coordinates of the zone, where they will be received from the Colombian insurgency.
On occasion of the 16th anniversary of the February 4 civic-military action, Chavez offered Venezuelan territory to receive all people in the hands of the guerrilla.
The FARC unilaterally delivered in mid January former candidate to the vice presidency Clara Rojas and former legislator Consuelo Gonzalez to Venezuelan representatives.